Rugby Recap: September 15th-17th

It was a weekend full of smash and grab Rugby as initial Conference play kicked off for most of the country. That being the case, here are your scores from across the various Divisions and Conferences. Men’s D1A In the Big 10 Conference, Indiana handled Purdue 82-20 while Illinois took down Iowa 37-15. In mixed […]

Rugby Recap Women’s: September 1st – 3rd

Photo Courtesy: USCG Academy Women’s Rugby Club This past weekend was filled with teams hosting season opener matches and scrimmages along with the start of some great league play. A mix of non-conference and NIRA collegiate matches this weekend had some great results. National Champion Quinnipiac defeated Army 44-22. Sacred Heart came to play beating […]

(Replay) Louisiana Lagniappe vs. Austin Valkyries (w/o commentary)

Louisiana Lagniappe Women’s Rugby hosted the Austin Valkyries on March 11, 2017 for their Spring season home opener in Baton Rouge, LA. Final score: Louisiana Lagniappe 25 Austin Valkyries 10 You can find these teams on social media: Louisiana Lagniappe – https://www.facebook.com/louisianalagniapperugby/ Austin Valkyries – https://www.facebook.com/austinvalkyries/

Rugby Recap: March 10th-12th

As Spring Break kicks off for many across the United States, many ruggers chose to head into the break with a bang this past weekend. In Men’s Collegiate play, Utah defeated Utah Valley 36-13, while their counterparts in Utah Valley University defeated BYU’s second squad 43-28. In California Conference action, Cal Poly defeated UC Santa […]

HSBC 7s: Women’s Rugby – Totally Wicked

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Fans that decided to only watch the men’s games at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, missed out on fluid technical game play. Canada made play making look easy against France, where Canada won in a 33 shutout. France performed on fire the night before, and to see them not score at all […]

HSBC Sevens Rugby: Fiji + Schoolyard Ball = YASSS

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Fiji men live up to their Olympic gold standard with their tell tale ball handling at the HSBC Sevens Series in Las Vegas Friday. The moment Fiji took the field, the crowd went wild, and Fiji didn’t disappoint when they shut out Japan. Fiji cut, juked, stepped out of tackles and […]

Rugby Recap: January 21st and 22nd

(feature photo by Debbie Sheehan) As another weekend of exciting comes to a close, we take a look at the scores from around the country and across divisions. In the collegiate realm, Arizona fell to Cal 39-12 to kickoff Conference play. Their peers at Arizona State suffered a comparable fate as well, falling to UCLA, […]

Louisiana Women’s Rugby Team On Mission To Save City

While much of the rugby community was celebrating after a tremendous display of the sport in the Olympics, tides were changing for a community of people. On August 12, 2016, the region of south Louisiana was hit by flooding of proportions that had never been experienced before. Over the course of one weekend, 6.3 trillion gallons of water hit […]

Life University Women’s Rugby Claims First National Sevens Title

Even though the weather was not perfect conditions on this past Sunday, May 29, Life University managed a 10-0 win over Lindenwood at the USA Rugby Collegiate National Sevens Championship. One try in both halves was enough to get the win done for their first national title. The conditions of the match were not all […]

Spotlight Player of The Week – Jess Dombrowski

A player that can move around and play nearly every position is always useful for a team. Jess Dombrowski does just that for Illinois State and has helped the team in her last four years by serving as a competitive utility player. Dombrowski first got her start in rugby in college like most do. She […]